Admit Checklist

Date Action
Upon receipt of admit offer letter Please order one official copy of your transcripts from all academic institutions attended (beyond secondary school or community college), to be sent to the email address listed below. The transcript(s) must be sent by the Registrar’s office or the service that provides e-transcripts for your University. If you have already graduated, the transcript(s) must specify the degree(s) conferred and the date(s) of conferral. Again, your official e-Transcripts should be sent directly by your University/College to the UCLA Anderson MFE Admissions Coordinator, Jeff Credidio, at
Upon receipt of admit offer letter For admits who are pursuing or have earned a degree from a university outside of the US:
Please request that your University issue official, final e-Transcripts (this includes all official transcripts AND official degree certificates/diplomas in your native language and official English translation) at this time. Please order all required academic documents to be sent directly from your University to Jeff Credidio, Admissions Coordinator, at If your University does not provide documents through an official service, please request your Registrar’s office to email one complete set of your most up-to-date, in-progress or final transcripts and degree certificates/diplomas in your native language and English translation directly to Jeff Credidio at the email above.
By July In your application, you acknowledged that all of the information you provided is true and accurate. As such, all admitted students will go through a background check through Re Vera Services, LLC, which will cost $80usd, and is to be paid by you to the vendor and completed no later than July 15, 2024. UCLA Graduate Division reserves the right to revoke an offer of admission if any information is found to be falsified or other fraudulent action has been taken.
Wait for a link from in order to initiate the verification process. Follow the instructions and submit your payment to Re Vera Services, LLC to complete the background check.
See admit offer letter Complete your online Statement of Intention to Register (SIR) and pay your $2,000 non-refundable enrollment deposit by your deadline.
After submitting SIR and Deposit International Students Only: See Information on I-20/Visa for newly admitted students
Upon receipt of DCISS email International Students Only: Upload Confidential Financial Statement to the Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars website (DCISS) after you have received their email with instructions on how to complete the process for your I-20 request for the F-1 visa. If you have questions, please contact DCISS.
ASAP Domestic Students Interested in Financial Aid: Complete FAFSA
ASAP Apply for Financial Aid
For assistance with student loans, contact Connie Beaumont-Field, MFE Program Financial Aid Office
ASAP View Program Calendar & Fees
ASAP Watch the recording of the MFE Class of 2025 - Welcome New Admits Intro Call (if you missed it or need a refresher)
Required for Fall 2024 Health insurance is mandatory for all UCLA registered students. All students are automatically enrolled in UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UCSHIP), and may waive enrollment if current health insurance meets requirements.
ASAP Join the UCLA Anderson MFE Class of 2025 Slack Channel and begin to connect with your classmates! Please follow these instructions to request access to the UCLA Anderson Workspace in Slack. Once approved, you will be added to the 2025-mfe private channel.
By May/June

Attend the optional but recommended UCLA Anderson Leadership Labs:

  • Lab 1: Thursday, May 23, 2024 - The Power of Integrity - Register Here
  • Lab 2: Thursday, June 6, 2024 - The Power of Authenticity - Register Here
By June Review laptop requirements, recommended laptop models, and purchase a laptop if needed

Research your housing and accommodation options!

Please look through the Student Life and Housing page which has a number of resources.

Students interested in applying for UCLA Grad Student and Family Housing, please apply online HERE.

The UCLA Anderson Housing Guide is put together by students each year and is also quite useful.

Beginning in June

Begin the MFE Career Summer Series! (Coming Soon)

Join by clicking the link above and logging in with your UCLA single sign-on credentials. You’ll also be asked to agree to the BruinLearn/Canvas user agreement (BruinLearn is the platform you'll be using for all your courses at UCLA Anderson).

This portal will take you through the full scope of the career journey to set a foundation so that you can be prepared and put your best self forward.

Beginning in July Join the Summer Python Workshop! (Coming Soon). Taking place from late July to mid-August. View last year's schedule and details for reference.
By July A DataCamp subscription will be offered at no cost, and you can take Python, R, SQL courses at your own pace. You will need to use your or email to access the group.
By July Register for the recommended C++ Programming for Financial Engineering course through QuantNet
Beginning in August Submit photo online to apply for Bruincard, your official university ID.
ASAP Register for MANDATORY MFE Orientation taking place September 17- 19, 2024
ASAP Upload signed Disclosure of Information Form to our UCLA MFE Box folder. Please use the following format: LAST NAME_First Name_Disclosure of Information Form
ASAP Upload your 2" x 2" (passport-sized) photo for the MFE Class of 2025 Photo Roster to our UCLA MFE Box Folder. Please use the following format: LAST NAME_First Name_Photo
By Early August Students interested in purchasing a parking permit visit UCLA Parking Permit
By Early August Complete Tech Orientation (coming soon) & Activate Anderson Network and Email Account
Suggested Laptop Specifications and Additional Information
Beginning in September Purchase Textbooks & Course Materials at Lu Valle Commons Bookstore or Online
By September 1 Sign Up for Bruin Direct
September 17 - 19 Attend the MANDATORY MFE Orientation
By September 20 Pay UCLA First Quarter Student Fees through MyUCLA
End of August International Students Only: Follow instructions to complete the Dashew Center Check-In online
September 26 All MFE Course Instruction Begins
By October 1 Complete UCLA Immunization Requirements